The first thing to think about is how do I see myself using the space.
Is it for everyday grilling or for entertaining?
For family get together or large parties?
Are you using it after dark?
Do you need attentional shade?
Will you be using it in cooler weather?
DO I NEED A DESIGNER?
Answering these questions will give an idea of some of the things you should think about before starting, for example, with an everyday grill you want to be closer to the indoor kitchen. This is so you are closer to where the food is stored and for grilling in cold and wet weather. With a grill for entertaining you might want your grill site a little further from back door. People tend to gather around the grill area so more room is nice.
In the next part of our Designing My Outdoor Kitchen blog we’ll dig deeper into these questions and how to plan your space. Keep watching for our next update.